The Seven Tenets of The Satanic Temple

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Do you think they're a good way for someone to live their life?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Some of them but not all of them

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  1. onceaking

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    I would have hoped a study of Satan would inform you that Satan is not a man.

    A close study of the Satan reveals a rather complicated being.
     
  2. Max Fisher

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    Very true. Ultimately though Satanism is a celebration of self indulgence. Thats really what I see at its core. Its do what you want, when you want, feel good culture. Im sure there is some other things weaved in too.
     
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  3. ShadyPerson

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    I mean yeah, that's basically what (at least LaVeyan) satanism is. Just hedonism with edgy Satan-imagery on top of it.

    But still though, describing satanism with a quote by Crowley misrepresents the quote in my opinion.
    Although "Do what thou wilt" seems to fit hedonistic way of life on a surface level, Crowley didn't really mean it that way. Crowley believed that everything has a True Will, which is more like a destiny or a life purpose or a correct place in the universe rather than a conscious expression of persons desires. Thus "Do what thou wilt" doesn't mean that you should do whatever you feel like, but that you should do things that resonate with your destiny.

    I know I'm nitpicking, but I think you took the quote so far out of context that I had to draw some attention to it so that no one gets the wrong idea.
     
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  4. Hros

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    It's interesting that this thread evolved into talking about Satanism and Satan considering that The Satanic Temple don't even believe in Satan but just use him as a metaphor (at least according to Wikipedia).
     
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  5. Max Fisher

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    Thats really interesting. I actually had no idea thats what that meant. Thanks for the correction. Ill look into it.
     
  6. Max Fisher

    Max Fisher Fapstronaut

    Thats really interesting. I actually had no idea thats what that meant. Thanks for the correction. Ill look into it.
     
  7. onceaking

    onceaking Fapstronaut

    Well Christians tend to get all worked up over Satan. It's one reason why they do what they do. To be fair evangelicals have to get worked up or they'll in danger of losing their evangelicalism.
     
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  8. Hros

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    Yeah, but come on, do a little research before you go out guns blazing, you know? That's the first thing I did when I saw this thread: Google it. Because the tenets didn't sound inherently evil to me.
     
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  9. Max Fisher

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    How's that old saying go?...The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
     
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    Hello my fat fedora tipping friends.
     
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  11. Max Fisher

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    Careful we are all trained in the martial arts. This samurai sword collection not only looks good next to my anime posters but it serves as protection from the Chads.
     
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